2010 iMac ODD fan rattling noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by b0caj, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. b0caj macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2012
    A couple of days ago, all of a sudden I started hearing this rattling noise. So, I downloaded smcFanControl and found out it was the ODD fan that was rattling. I searched online to see if I can replace it, but it looks like you have to take off the screen with some suction cup tool and so I feel it's a bit much for me since this is my first and only iMac. So, I might end up making it worse.

    I'm wondering if this is an easy fix if I take it down to Apple? This also happened just a few months after my warranty expired so how much would fixing this issue cost?
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    You could call them and ask. Or just make an appointment and see what they say.
  3. chris1184 macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    i actually had the same issue, they replaced my harddrive on the iMac and a few weeks later it started making the same exact noise...i really liked how the original seagate drive was=whisper quiet...these new drives they put in them suck..in my opinion as far as acoustics go

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